Since we are in a season of bearing good fruits may be it is a good time for us to refresh our spirits on the principles of the Kingdom of God. I know that many believers these days are after miracles. Many are looking for that man or woman of God that will touch them and make all their problems disappear.
The truth is that God never intended for us to live from miracles to miracles. He wants us to have a blessing that gushes out of our bellies. This type of blessing can only happen if we adhere to the principles of God. Miracles create temporal blessings while God’s principles created permanent blessings.
A lady once wrote to me and said she was tired and felt like giving up on God. She had been from one Prophet to another Prophet who promised her a 24-hour miracle. When it didn’t happen, she was promised one-week miracle which went on to a one-year miracle.
God’s principles and His plans about our lives are clear. He wants us to prosper just as our soul proposers. Most people misunderstand this portion of the Bible. They think that the portion is referring to the amount of prosperity. Let us read what the Bible says.
3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
So it means your soul is prospering. Here is the exciting part. This portion is saying that your outward life should prosper as your inward life prospers. It is referring to the manner and nature of prosperity. How does your soul prosper? It prospers when you sow the word into your spirit. In the same light, your outward man prospers when you sow in the kingdom seeds. Do you want to receive from the treasures of the Kingdom, sow your time and effort into the things of the kingdom.
This is how God blesses those who do what He asks them to do.
John 15: 14-16 “You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
As a young man, I was leading the youth group of our community Church. I led the youth choir and we made a significant financial contribution to the furtherance of the gospel. In our day, there were no Facebook or Twitter but we managed to accomplished so much and the word prospered and grew in the city of Limbe. Today, I am bearing the fruits of the seeds that I sowed as a young man. It was not easy to walk from school and lead a youth meeting when there was so much to be covered in school. In hindsight, I never regretted sowing my time and resources into the ministry. I have reaped the blessings in abundance. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would preach and teach in the house of the Lord again and again.
Join me in this prayer of fruitfulness.
Father, I am planted by the rivers of waters. You have elected me to take your word to the ends of the word. Increase the fruits of my hands and let me prosper in all I touch from this day onward in the mighty name of Jesus; Amen.
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